A Better Next (Paperback)
She Writes Press, 9781631524936, 256pp.
Publication Date: May 28, 2019
List Price: 16.95*
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Jess Lawson, a forty-five-year-old healthcare consultant, wife, and mother of two, has spent most of her adulthood fostering the illusion of having a perfect life. Her impending empty-nest syndrome as her youngest child prepares to start college is troubling enough, but when her doctor husband, Arthur, announces his intention to take a prestigious new job on the other side of the country--and relocate without Jess--her world quickly crumbles. Amid their acrimonious divorce, revelations about Arthur's infidelity come to light; and at work, instead of the revitalized career Jess is hoping for, she uncovers surprising financial corruption that threatens a scandal for her client--and the well-being of the many unsuspecting patients and physicians they serve. Ultimately, this superwoman is forced to acknowledge that her put-together veneer can't hold up under the weight of these new burdens. She also, however, refuses to wallow in victimhood. So what now? A smart, relatable story for every woman who's gone bold to sort out her next chapter, A Better Next shows how--with a little soul searching and a supportive circle of friends and colleagues--it's possible to redefine happiness and establish a liberating, new normal at any stage of life.